Washington State

Office of the Attorney General

Attorney General

Bob Ferguson

AGO 1968 NO. 15 >

(1) The proviso contained in the second paragraph of § 1, chapter 140, Laws of 1961 (RCW 41.20.085), which requires certain police widows' pensions to be reduced by the amount being received by the recipient "under social security or any other pension grant" applies only against the special pension of $150 per month for those surviving spouses not otherwise qualified for a pension under § 2, chapter 78, Laws of 1959, and does not require offsetting social security or any other pension grant against the general pension provided for by the 1959 act, as amended. (2) In the case of a surviving spouse who is in receipt of a pension to which the "offset" proviso is applicable, all social security and all other pension benefits that the surviving spouse is receiving, whether in her own right or as a survivor, must be offset against the amount of the pension.

AGO 1951 NO. 45 >

The Constitutional requirement for publication of a proposed charter will be satisfied if the city of Vancouver causes the proposed charter to be published in two daily newspapers having general circulation within the city.

AGO 1953 NO. 113 >

A first class city may not validly expend municipal funds for the maintenance of a lounge for the convenience of women shoppers.

AGO 1958 NO. 217 >

1.  A city of the first class newly incorporated from previously unincorporated territory may validly provide in its city charter for partisan elections, regardless of whether the city adopted a council-manager form of government.  2.  Political parties represented at such partisan primary elections are those whose candidates received ten per cent of the total vote cast at the last preceding general election in the state.

AGO 1954 NO. 279 >

A city of the first class may legally combine its garbage, water and sewerage disposal departments, provided the accounting procedure for each is kept separate.

AGO 1952 NO. 374 >

The proposed provision requiring an independent running audit of all accounts and books of the city may properly be included in the charter of a first class city.